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Old 02-02-2019, 07:12 PM   #11
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When I visited my son last year in Montana, The hotel we had in Montana had a small kitchen. He hadn't had a home cooked meal in months, so I prepared 2 of his favorite dishes for him in Montana. I kinda brought home to him. It was also a break for us from eating PBJ, Subway, and whatever else we could eat on the go ( it was a road trip) .
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:16 PM   #12
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I must have missed the why your new kitchen is taking up to nine weeks Bucky.

If it's not too painful, clue me in. I don't get it. Maybe your kitchen saga would be best on a new thread. I know everyone is interested.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:48 PM   #13
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I must have missed the why your new kitchen is taking up to nine weeks Bucky.

If it's not too painful, clue me in. I don't get it. Maybe your kitchen saga would be best on a new thread. I know everyone is interested.
+1 BT

I'd love to be that fly on the wall so to speak, through a separate thread...

We did a re-do of the kitchen in our SoAZ house and it only took a week or 2 maybe... but then we didn't have a total gut job either.
Ours was countertops, backsplash, sink, faucet, range and under cabinet lights... you've got to over this already
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #14
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Oh, I'm sorry to be so mysterious. No biggie. We had a leak, some mold, and now are redoing the kitchen under the auspices of our insurance. We have to get bids on each thing while making sure the insurance will cover it. My wife is teaching contractors what it means to be in business. Many of them show up at our house expecting to talk to the man of the house.

Then she rips them a new one.


I'm not sure if I'm supposed to talk about it anymore. Here.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:19 PM   #15
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Larry, we do Road Trips anywhere from 2-4 times a year,
not including a month in Hawaii some years.
We enjoy eating at restaurants to a point.
What makes it better when traveling is having at least a `fridge and micro in our hotel room,
I can work with that to make meals that we like.

But then I also take along with us:

a good sharp (cheap) knife
a flexible cutting board
long-handled togs (in case there's a grill at the hotel)
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coffee makings, along with mugs (we don't really care for the paper cups they offer in hotels),
we like a coupla cups of joe in the late afternoon to wind the day down,
this makes it much easier, comfortable and convenient in the hotel rooms.

I keep all of this in a plastic milk crate in the back of the CRV, handy, yeah.

I like that we can stop into farmers markets, supermarkets, specialty shops, whatever and make a meal that we want to eat.

So long story short, no, I don't really miss cooking/home-cooked meal... they may not be as elaborate as I'd do in my own kitchen, but sometimes its WAY better than an over priced-salty as all get out-not really what I want to eat-I'm too tired, its been a long day-don't feel like sitting and waiting to eat-restaurant.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:26 PM   #16
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Btw, if you're in the city tomorrow night, stop by CBS. You can watch the Super Bowl from the studios, and there'll be catering everywhere.
Can I eat for free, and not have to watch the game?

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Old 02-02-2019, 09:38 PM   #17
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Oh, I'm sorry to be so mysterious. No biggie. We had a leak, some mold, and now are redoing the kitchen under the auspices of our insurance. We have to get bids on each thing while making sure the insurance will cover it. My wife is teaching contractors what it means to be in business. Many of them show up at our house expecting to talk to the man of the house.

Then she rips them a new one.


I'm not sure if I'm supposed to talk about it anymore. Here.
That's ME!!!

DH is our company's (household) CFO/Chief Financial Officer,
while I am the COO/Chief Operations Officer... you gotta go through me first! And I don't take no guff, let me tell you boy!!
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:36 AM   #18
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What makes it better when traveling is having at least a `fridge and micro in our hotel room,
I can work with that to make meals that we like.

paper plates and bowls/plastic forks & spoons
zip-top baggies in assorted sizes
coolers

I like that we can stop into farmers markets, supermarkets, specialty shops, whatever and make a meal that we want to eat.
We're in the same boat on the above. When its a long road trip ( more than just a long weekend, Ill try to get a room with the fridge and microwave. The only time I went for the mini kitchen specifically , was when I was in Montana, as I knew id be cooking a full blown meal. As mentioned in other threads, I love the local farmers markets, and also the different grocery stores ( especially when traveling through significantly different regions). I like seeing the different brands, and different products offered in different areas of the states.

Many times when traveling ( for me), its not only just eating out every night, but also the boredom of what we can eat while driving. After a few days, we either have to get really creative, or we get really bored. We always know what we're getting ourselves into, so it comes at no surprise, but 2 weeks away from home, and home cooking can take its toll.

My wife thinks Im crazy when we get home from such a long trip, and I go right to the kitchen to whip something up. Also, often while away, I keep note of the different things we may have eaten. I always come back with several new dishes I want to try and recreate before I forget the specifics. When I eat at a restaurant and try a new dish, or just had something that tastes really good, I kinda jot down the basics ( ingredients, and how I would go about making it). in my phone, and then come home and do the best I can to duplicate it. Sometimes Im right on, sometimes im close, and sometimes it just aint right .
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:08 AM   #19
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Oh, I'm sorry to be so mysterious. No biggie. We had a leak, some mold, and now are redoing the kitchen under the auspices of our insurance. We have to get bids on each thing while making sure the insurance will cover it. My wife is teaching contractors what it means to be in business. Many of them show up at our house expecting to talk to the man of the house.

Then she rips them a new one.


I'm not sure if I'm supposed to talk about it anymore. Here.
I'd say 80 percent of the time it is the wife I deal with on remodels or repairs. There are some jobs where I dont even see the husband more than once or twice.
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I'd say 80 percent of the time it is the wife I deal with on remodels or repairs. There are some jobs where I dont even see the husband more than once or twice.
And here DH thought he was the odd man out, not dealing with this sort of business and leaving it to me!
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